A great, fun activity for kids...
Make your own gummies out of seaweed! Everything you need is included in this kit and it's easy! You can make your own gummi bears, gummi worms, gummi fish or any other shape. Make gummies on the stove or with a microwave. Great for class room activities, scout troops, birthday parties, home school, or after school groups. Adult supervision is recommended. Makes a great gift for kids (ages 8 & up)!
Inside each Make Your Own Gummies Kit you'll find: sour mix, colored and flavored sugar, powdered seaweed, seaweed, molding starch, instructions and the story of carrageenan. All you have to do is wash the seaweed and boil it for a few minutes until the carrageenan is extracted. Then take out the seaweed itself, mix in the sugar, boil it again, pour it in the molds, and then add the sour mix! That's it - you have made your own yummy gummies!
To be completely honest when I first received this kit I was a little intimidated and also very skeptical on how they would turn out. It was pretty easy for the most part, I had a little trouble with the molds which was probably my fault but I ended up cheating a little and it turned out great.
The kids had a lot of fun making the gummies and enjoyed eating them even more! It only took about 20 minutes from start to finish, not much longer than driving to the store and buying a bag myself and a lot more entertaining also!
Glee Gum also has kits available to make your own gum or to make your own chocolate... yum!
"The Make Your Own Chewing Gum, Make Your Own Chocolate, and Make Your Own Gummies Kits blend simple fun, terrifictaste, and hands-on learning for convenient use at home and school. Each kit contains everything needed to produce candy that kids love, and, at the same time, affords an understanding of the origins of the raw materials used to make the final product. For example, the Gummies Kit uses seaweed, which produces carrageenan, as its gelling agent. And kids don’t just melt chocolate chips with the Chocolate Kit. They actually start from scratch, with cocoa butter,cocoa powder, and sugar. As for the Chewing Gum Kit – the gum base gets its start as the sap from a Sapodilla tree, of all things! Each kit includes a story about where the ingredients come from, who harvests them, and how. In today’s pre-packaged world, it’s often hard to know where the things we eat originate, and how they connect usto the global community. These kits make it easy and fun to find out!"
The Glee Gum Make You Own Gummie Kit, Chewing Gum Kit and the Chocolate kit can be purchase at Gleegum.com for $13.00 each.
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